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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 9, 2010 8:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was the best live performance by any band that you ever saw....,?

So fricken hard at my advanced age.

Jimi H @ UCLA in '68 - My first show
Dead @ Hollywood Bowl in '74

Dead @ Winterland retirement- The Dark Star evening

Dead @ Winterland closing - I won lottery tickets and went as Groucho Marx

Talking Heads @ Greek - when they shot Stop Making Sense

Paul Simon's Graceland tour

Prince @ the Greek supporting 1999

Terrence Trent Darby @ Hollywood Palladium - one of the greatest performers I ever saw. Where the hell did he go anyway?

Springstein @ Winterland in '78

Bob Marley @ UCLA in '79.

Justin Timberlake couple years ago - no lie. He was terrific.

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Poster: advokat Date: Sep 9, 2010 9:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was the best live performance by any band that you ever saw....,?

DH: The Justin Timberlake confirms what a friend told me, who is the guy that is responsible (to blame?) for introducing Axl to Slash, and was a highly regarded video producer that won a bunch of those little MTV moonmen for best video. This is a guy that played with some pretty "heavy" folks in his day and he said that from the first moment he met Justin that he had this aura emanating from him. I have heard several funk/soul folks, including many in the greater p-funk crew, that say he has "it". Just goes to show, you never can tell.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsAhPlY1O7U

Prince aftershow at Slims w/ Carlos Santana is the stuff of legend in SF...


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Poster: yesss! Date: Sep 9, 2010 11:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was the best live performance by any band that you ever saw....,?

that is really good list. i was too young to catch most of that stuff, but i would love to have been at many of those shows. wow.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 9, 2010 8:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was the best live performance by any band that you ever saw....,?

Good job DH! I simply delete Justin T from your list (mentally), but otherwise, OUTSTANDING!

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 10, 2010 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was the best live performance by any band that you ever saw....,?

Thank you WT. Coming from the former (and future?) PM, that means a lot. It also means I have bad ears. I assume you would substitute a Cream show?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 10, 2010 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was the best live performance by any band that you ever saw....,?

If I could...sadly, my list is pathetic because I didn't start til 74 (age restriction), AND I was so DEAD set that I simply didn't go to ANY shows by other bands (rare exceptions) the next ten yrs or so...got married, had kids, and didn't go for another ten yrs, and thus, by mid 90s, I started going again, but only to the geezer circuit types (IE, bands I knew from way back).

Thus, I never saw any other bands of note that I love now, BUT could have seen: Clash, THeads, Marley, Police, U2, Btrav, White Stripes (really upset about that--could've seen them twice in early 2000s, and passed).

I really have been a narrow DEAD head for most of my life, but it especially screwed up my youth in the sense of limiting my exposure. Now I can only go to shows with good, comfortable seats, and just can't go that often due to physical limitations, etc.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 10, 2010 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was the best live performance by any band that you ever saw....,?

I was single, had a decent job, and was obsessed. The list barely scratches the surface, and I have the ears to prove it. I am the first of the baby boomers and I just got my first hearing aid.